The most beautiful toxins in the worldS

Seen from above, these tailing ponds look like shimmering, blue jewels. They flow cross the barren Utah landscape, full of byproducts from industrial processes and mining. A tailing pond is basically an outdoor toxic liquid holding tank, and environmentalists have argued that they are destroying ecosystems.

The most beautiful toxins in the worldS

Over at Environmental Graffiti, Simone Pruess has put together a gallery of beautiful but toxic tailing ponds in rural Utah.

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